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Name for factors affecting the time required for schematic design.

1. Size and complexity
2. Quality and completeness of the program information supplied by the client
3. Decision-making ability of the client
4.The nature of the design team

2

What is the main factor determining the length of time it takes to complete design development and construction document phases?

Complexity

3

Typical time for schematic design on a simple project

1-2 months

4

Typical time for design development on a typical project

2-4 months

5

Typical time for construction documents on a typical project

3-7 months

6

Typical time for bidding or negotiation on a typical project

3-6 weeks... Regardless of the size of the project

7

In what phase can financing lags have the greatest effect?

Usually in the client approval. Between schematic design and design development and between design development of construction documents

8

When do you file for a building permit?

Near the conclusion of the construction phase... So that the building permit can be obtained about the same time as the construction contract is let

9

The five phases of design

Schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding or negotiation, construction administration

10

Three ways to shorten the design schedule

1. Architects work overtime (more expensive)
2. More people on the job (less efficient = more expensive)
3. Reduce man-hours spent (lower quality work)

11

What do the arrows indicate I the CPM method?

Activities resulting in events/milestones (no indication of time)

12

What is a completed CPM diagram referred to as?

Network diagram

13

When two portions of a project are planned in separate CPM diagrams, but have events common to both networks, these events are called…

Interface events

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After the CPM network diagram is created, time is added to the equation to create… And to ascertain the…

CPM scheduling… The critical path

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What is the unit of time in CPM scheduling?

One normal working day

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What is the critical path?

This is the procedural path in a CPM network diagram with the longest total required time

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What are activities along the critical path called?

Critical activities

18

If critical activities are delayed…

They will delay overall construction time

19

What are float paths?

All other path in the network diagram other than the critical path.

20

How do you determine the float of the path?

This is the difference, and days, between the path in question and the critical path.

21

Why would a contractor multiply working days by 7/5?

That gives him the number of calendar days

22

For reasons a client might want to shorten the construction schedule.

1. Interest on borrowed funds
2. Pressures of business
3. To minimize effects of inflation
4. Inclement weather

23

Though shortening the durations of the critical path likely result in increased direct cost through inefficiency of added overtime work and inefficiency's from coordination and supervision, the contractors overhead _______

Actually decreases as the scheduled time is shortened.

24

Fast track scheduling often the gates the possibility of…

Fixed price for construction… Because it usually has to be bid in stages

25

Who can help you with fast-track construction?

Construction manager

26

Shop fabrication reduces the impact of…

Inclement weather on construction time

27

Prefabricated items reduce design time because…

It is easier to select from a catalog then to design new pieces

28

The only party responsible for scheduling construction trades

Contractor